About Peter Fusaro

Peter C. Fusaro
Chairman & Founder, Global Change Associates

New York, New York
peterfusaro @ global-change.com

Peter C. Fusaro is the chief strategist for clean energy, natural gas and water technology initiatives. He has been involved in the launch and expansion of some of the world’s most successful and game changing technologies of our time. Peter is the best selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron and is an energy industry thought leader noted for his keen insights in emerging energy and environmental markets. He has catalyzed the revolution in clean energy and water futures.

Peter is a professor at Columbia University teaching renewable energy project development and finance. He is on the advisory board of both the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise and Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability in New York City. He co-founded the Energy Hedge Fund Center in 2004 and sold it in 2011.

For over almost 40 years Peter has been on the forefront of energy industry change and has created the terms "Green Trading", "Green Finance" and "Green Hedge Funds" which are now commonly used in the industry. Peter has been selected for Who's Who in America 2007-2014, Who's Who World for 2009-2014, and Who's Who in Science & Engineering 2011. He has lived on the leading edge of consulting in carbon and emissions trading and finance, clean energy technology, renewables and the efficient use of fossil fuels. Peter founded Global Change Associates in 1991 to focus on the interplay and convergence of energy and environmental financial markets.

First competitive studies on green trading, environmental trading software, energy hedge funds, Enron and energy e-commerce. Throughout his long career, Peter has been a first mover.
Noted international expert on oil, natural gas, electric power and environmental financial markets. He has appeared numerous times on CNBC, CNBC Europe, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, NHK, New Delhi TV, Chinese Phoenix TV, Canadian TV and NPR as well as being cited by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, Time, Reuters, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newswires, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Nikkei, and many trade publications including Platts, Energy Argus, and PIW.
Advisory to energy companies, financial services and clean energy technology companies.
Hedge funds, venture capital funds, investment banks, software companies, energy companies and law firms.
Peter has almost 40 years of experience in the international energy business, and has always been early starting with the US EPA to get the lead out of gasoline in 1976, co-writing an Environmental Impact Statement for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in 1978, helping set up the allocation procedures for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the mid 1970s, assisting in the creation of the first demand side management (energy efficiency) programs in the mid 1980s in New York, working on energy efficiency programs at the World Trade Center and NY/NJ Port Authority Facilities in 1992-93 as well as their greenhouse gas advisor in 2008, and consulting to Toyota's development team on the Prius in 1997-98. He has focused on climate change and global warming issues since 1990. He is the author of 16 books on energy and environmental financial markets. His latest book for Oxford University Press is entitled Energy and Environmental Project Finance Law and Taxation:New Investment Techniques. Peter was head of energy consulting at ABB Financial Services where he was responsible for business strategy, natural gas, smart grid, due diligence and IT solutions. Former employers includes Petroleos de Venezuela, the US Department of Energy and the NYC Mayor's Energy & Telecommunications Office. He worked as consultant's consultant to Deloitte Touche Capital Markets group in New York in the mid 1990s as well as Monitor Group more recently. Peter was partner to cleantech venture capital firm, Energy and Environment Capital Partners LLC in 2002-2003.
Peter is a frequent keynote speaker on energy and environment throughout the worldwide. If interested in his paid speaking services, please contact Carmen Cook, Vice President, Marketing at 212-222-3775 and carmen @ global-change.com

Today, Peter is either a Board member or Advisory Board member to several cleantech startups. Peter is on the Advisory Board of the ERB Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (www.erb.umich.edu). He was board member of the NYU Energy Forum for 12 Years as well as Council Member for the International Association for Energy Economics for 3 years and President of the New York Chapter for over 10 years. He is a member of Professional Risk Management Association (PRMIA), New York Academy of Sciences, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). Peter is active with Carnegie-Mellon University's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research. In the spring of 2005, he launched Forum on Energy and Environment which is focused on accelerating knowledge transfer on energy and environmental issues to students, academics, and the business community in New York City. Peter launched the Green Salon in the Fall of 2008 and the Global Change Foundation in May 2009.

Peter is a member of SJF Expert Network, and is a Fellow of the Governance & Accountability Institute. Peter is now an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and teaches a course on Renewable Energy Project Finance each Fall. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence for NYSERDA program called High Tech Rochester's Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program.

Peter is a member of the board of Carbon Trade Exchange in Austrailia, and on the advisory boards of Business Venture Partners (an Irish cleantech venture captal fund), Fulcrum Solar, Geo Investors Fund, the Center for Environmental Leadership & Innovation, Cleantech Law Partners, and Atmos Air Solutions.


MA, International Relations, Tufts University

BA, Carnegie-Mellon University

Selected for first Washington International Semester Program, American University


Peter is a contributor to:

And of the Financial Times and Global Change Associates Report:

  • Asia Pacific Energy Derivatives
  • Enron 2001: An Inside View (Special Consulting Report, July 2001)
Peter has written over 700 published articles appearing in Hedge Fund Review, Utilipoint's Issue Alert, Commodities Now, Power, Finance & Risk, Petroleum Economist, NYMEX Energy in the News, and Oil & Gas Financial Journal. Many of his recent articles can be downloaded for free from this website under Articles. Peter has also published 9 occasional papers for the University of Colorado's International Center for Energy & Economic Development including his latest entitled The New Green Business Model for Investment (April, 2009) download here.